Why you should NOT abbreviate when you blog!
Because unless you are in Middle School, abbreviating basic English on a professional forum like Wealthy Affiliate looks tacky and childish.
I know some folks don't want to hear that - but it's true. I am a teacher. Watching WA members put things like b4 or Thxs or 4 in their blog titles and blog posts makes me cringe.
People are watching
There are those of us who have been lurking on here for years around full-time jobs. Just because we're quiet doesn't mean we're not paying attention. Potential referrals are also paying attention. Writing in complete English means you get taken seriously.
If you follow the top earners on WA, they don't take shortcuts with their English. So abbreviating in a public forum not only looks unprofessional - it will probably cost you money in the long run.
If you're posting from a smartphone, it's even easier to post full words with Spellcheck. It takes just as much time to write "U" instead of "You" on a smartphone. So pick the full word.
Texting a buddy is one thing, do as you please. But on here or any public forum it's a good idea to form the lasting good habit of writing complete words and sentences.
It's good practice for when you make your first million.
Happy Holidays to all from a die-hard grammar nazi.